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By Edward Lee | September 28, 2011
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been nominated for the Week 3 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award for the first time this season. Flacco established career highs in passing yards (389) and attempts (48) in Sunday's 37-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams. His passing yards were the second most in franchise history behind Vinny Testaverde, who threw for 429 yards Oct. 27, 1996. Flacco connected on 27 of those passes and threw for three touchdowns. Flacco's primary competitors for the award are the Tennessee Titans' Matt Hasselbeck (27 of 36 for 311 yards and two touchdowns)
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Sports Digest | August 28, 2014
NFL Washington's Snyder plans for new stadium The Washington Redskins are taking steps toward finding a spot to build a new home to replace their 17-year-old stadium. Team owner Daniel Snyder told CSNWashington.com on Wednesday that he has "started the process" of entertaining designs for a new home field at a site to be determined. "Whether it's Washington, D.C., whether it's another stadium in Maryland, whether it's a stadium in Virginia, we've started the process," Snyder said.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2011
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by code number, and then reloaded into delivery trucks heading for Baltimore-area homes and businesses. Workers such as Maleski, a customer service agent at FedEx's Rosedale shipping center, put in extra hours Monday as the Memphis, Tenn.-based shipper expected to move more than 17 million packages worldwide, double the company's average daily volume.
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By Ryan Bacic and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
LANDOVER -  As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his team to show him something. "The most important thing for us," del Bosque said at his news conference Friday, "is that the 23 players that we have are peaking at the right time for the World Cup. " Del Bosque's side did, in the end, secure a 2-0 win Saturday over El Salvador before an announced 53,267 at FedEx Field.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
FedEx will pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a former Crofton shipping center employee accusing the company of defrauding the federal government. Mary Garofolo, who worked for FedEx for 23 years before retiring in May 2007, filed suit against the company under the federal whistle-blower statute after complaints to her supervisors about the scheme were ignored, she said. Her suit was filed under seal to enable government investigators to look into her allegations, which centered on a fraudulent billing scheme involving thousands of late deliveries that FedEx falsely blamed on 9/11-related security delays.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 25, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx Corp., the world's largest overnight-delivery company, said yesterday that its profit rose 19 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter because it delivered more packages to homes. Net income rose to $280 million, or 92 cents a share, in the quarter that ended May 31 from $236 million, or 78 cents, a year earlier. But the company said demand this month has been below its expectations because of a "sluggish" U.S. economy. FedEx has been gaining in the ground delivery market dominated by United Parcel Service Inc. since adding its home delivery service in 2000.
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By ANDREW LECKEY | June 19, 2005
Q. I have used UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. for deliveries and was wondering which is the better stock investment. Your thoughts? - J.C., via the Internet A. They're in a dogfight and constantly barking up each other's tree. UPS is the world's largest shipping carrier. FedEx is the world's largest express shipping carrier. There's been good and bad news for UPS lately. In an impressive $1.25 billion cash acquisition that is sure to increase competition with FedEx, it is acquiring the "less than truckload" carrier Overnite Corp.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 11, 2005
WASHINGTON - Skyrocketing crude oil prices are hitting Americans in the wallet in ways they might not imagine, increasing the price of everything from pizza delivery to patching a leaky roof. This week, gasoline costs $2.37 a gallon on average, reflecting global crude prices that soared past $64 a barrel. A year ago, oil cost $44 a barrel and gasoline was $1.89 per gallon. Many U.S. companies are passing on their rising fuel costs to their customers. Most large airlines charge per-ticket fuel surcharges of $20 to $87 for international travel, and many domestic fares have jumped more than $100.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 31, 2003
FedEx Corp. said yesterday that it had agreed to acquire Kinko's, the privately held copy center operator, for $2.4 billion in cash in an effort to win more small business customers and enhance its competitive position with United Parcel Service, its main rival. FedEx is buying Kinko's from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the private equity firm that controls the company. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier made its first investment in Kinko's in 1996, when it acquired a 29.6 percent equity stake in the company.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 19, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Federal Express Corp. and federal aviation regulators are squaring off over how much cargo certain Boeing Co. 727 freighter planes can safely carry.Last July, the Federal Aviation Administration told FedEx, United Parcel Service and other airlines flying converted Boeing 727s that it intended to reduce their payloads by more than half until changes are made to strengthen the planes' floor decks.The FAA proposed cutting cargo loads to no more than 3,000 pounds from the existing limit of 8,000 pounds per container.
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By Mark Maske and Mike Jones, The Washington Post and The Washington Post | December 24, 2012
COWBOYS @REDSKINS Sunday, 8:20p.m. TV: Chs. 11, 4 Radio: 980AM Line: Redskins by 3 The Washington Redskins should know by the time they take the field Sunday night at FedEx Field to face the Dallas Cowboys whether the game will be a playoffs-or-bust deal for them. The Redskins and Cowboys will be playing with the NFC East title at stake. The NFL announced Sunday night that the game was being moved to 8:20 p.m. under the sport's flexible-scheduling arrangement with NBC. So while there is a scenario in which the Redskins could reach the NFC playoffs as a wild-card team even if they lose to the Cowboys, it already will have played out before the prime-time game in Landover.
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Baltimore Sun staff | December 13, 2012
Navy's game against Notre Dame on Nov. 1 2014 will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, the school announced today. The Midshipmen and Fighting Irish last met at Fed Ex Field in 1998. Navy's last game at the Washington Redskins' stadium was the 2011 Army-Navy game - a 27-21 victory for the Mids. “FedEx Field did a fine job of hosting the Army-Navy game and we are looking forward to another sold out event in 2014,” Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said in a news release.
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By Edward Lee | December 7, 2012
ASHBURN, Va. - The Ravens may have listed outside linebacker Terrell Suggs as questionable for the game against the Washington Redskins, but as far as starting tackles Trent Williams and Tyler Polumbus are concerned, they expect to line up against him Sunday despite his torn right biceps. “Yeah, I definitely expect to see him out there,” said Williams, Washington's first pick in the 2010 NFL draft who has been battling a deep thigh bruise. “I heard that the injury is a painful injury, but I think people have played on it. I'm expecting to see him out there.
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November 12, 2012
Baltimore County Police say a FedEx delivery person was robbed in Towson along LaSalle Road. The incident occurred Oct. 31 in the 8600 block of LaSalle Road, between 7 p.m. and 7:38 p.m. According to the report, the FedEx driver making a pickup was confronted by two men wearing masks. The men put what the FedEx driver believed to be firearm to her head, asked for keys to truck. They stole an engagement ring and cash. In addition to this incident, the following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown used his 18 tickets to the state skybox at FedEx Field to entertain business leaders, union officials, state politicians, lobbyists, friends and family, according to records requested by The Baltimore Sun. Guests included a number of prominent African-Americans, including Democratic Party Chairwoman Yvette Lewis, former Democratic Party treasurer Kenneth R. Banks, Podesta Group partner Paul A. Brathwaite, lobbyist Gregory...
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The soccer term "friendly" can be a misnomer, depending on the teams playing the match and the circumstances surrounding it. For a U.S. side trying to reinvent itself after a disappointing performance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while learning a new style under former German national coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Wednesday's much-anticipated 8 p.m. exhibition against Brazil at FedEx Field could be another step forward. Or a big step back. Coming off a 5-1 win over Scotland last Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., and with the memory of a 1-0 win in Italy in February not completely faded, the Americans will try to show they belong on the same field with one of the top teams in the world - albeit one going though an even more massive overhaul.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey,Sun reporters | July 5, 2008
When it absolutely, positively had to get there, someone in Florida used FedEx to ship marijuana to addresses in the Baltimore area. But the shipping company botched one of the deliveries, triggering an undercover operation that led to the arrest of a city man and the seizure of 600 pounds of the drug, police said yesterday. Police were tipped off when four boxes were mistakenly delivered Tuesday to a Northeast Baltimore resident who opened one and discovered a "large shrink wrapped bundle of a green plant material," charging documents say. City officers and Maryland State Police troopers posed as FedEx employees the next day to snare the intended recipient of the 200-pound shipment.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2004
Three Maryland men were convicted in U.S. District Court yesterday of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine across the country through private package-delivery companies for distribution in Baltimore. A jury delivered guilty verdicts for Bernard Christian, 34, of Pikesville, Kenneth Mitchell, 30, of Edgewood, and Ralph K. Williams Jr., 30, of Baltimore, accepting prosecutors' contentions that the men were part of a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to transport drugs from Los Angeles to Baltimore using Federal Express and United Parcel Service packages.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
— Just after dawn Tuesday, law enforcement officers began yanking hundreds of trucks off the Capital Beltway and funneling them to an inspection lot a long touchdown pass from FedEx Field. The truck-safety dragnet pulled over 420 rigs and resulted in 12 drivers and 87 vehicles being taken off the road. Offenses ranged from falsified log books and drivers spending too many hours behind the wheel to bad tires and defective brakes. "Within an hour, drivers from Maine to Florida will know we're out here," said State Police Capt.
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February 10, 2012
The U.S. men's national soccer team will play Brazil in a May 30 friendly at FedEx Field in Landover, the five-time World Cup champion's first visit to the Washington area since 1998 and the Americans' debut at the Redskins' stadium. The game will begin at 8 p.m. with TV coverage on ESPN2 and Univision. Tickets, ranging from $40 to $135, will go on sale next Friday via Ticketmaster and ussoccer.com. D.C. United's full-season ticket holders will receive advanced access. The United States has defeated Brazil once in 16 meetings, the victory coming in a 1998 Gold Cup match in Los Angeles.
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